Last month, the Sandbach YCW IMPACT Group organised an incredibly successful coffee morning in aid of their Parish Refugee Sponsorship scheme.
The Group have been raising money since last year after they initiated the idea of hosting refugees in the parish. Their efforts were the result of following the SEE, JUDGE and ACT method within their group discussions after deciding to explore the topic.
It also followed Pope Francis' call in 2015 that: ‘"Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family".
The coffee morning raised a total of over £1400. Some of this was a contribution by Barclays Bank who match humanitarian donations pound for pound.
As well as this, IMPACT leader Rebecca and her dad, Neil, organise a list for individual donations and house furnishing as part of the project to host a family.
Kate Wilkinson, National President of the YCW in England and Wales, congratulated the Sandbach Group saying: "This is a fantastic example of young people showing their ability to lead and change the world for the better. Their passion and commitment for this project is an inspiration. Well done to all of the parish for supporting them, especially their Parish Priest Fr Michael Morton."